I get the appeal of the scandals surrounding Obama. I do. They’re big, juicy, and a lot of people think we’re making headway. And yes, they’re very, very relevant to the kind of governance liberalism will give us and as a demonstration of what leftism really is. So how about we prevent all these sorts of scandals from becoming a permanent state of affairs by getting to the amnesty bill now?
As for Rubio finally saying it’s legalization first? He’s still wrong. It’s legalization ONLY. Enough Democrat agitation and a forum shopped judge or two will see to it, and even that absurdly assumes Obama will enforce any new security provisions (which he won’t). The security is effectively fiction and at the very least, none of the bill’s proponents care.
So put the other scandals on the back burner for the time being. There’s time enough to deal with them after we ensure any action we take to hold Democrats to account isn’t rendered futile by an amnesty. We’re already at the point Senate passage is more or less a given. We’ll have to kill it in the House and hope Boehner doesn’t decide he’s a Democrat Speaker again to keep it dead. So drop the distractions and turn up the pressure on this now.